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Material Handling: Storage and Retrieval

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Storage and Retrieval

How items are stored and retrieved is critical to the flow of products and goods throughout a warehouse. With the trend towards greater automation in the warehouse, facility managers are looking for ways to add intelligence to their equipment and systems to improve performance and increase overall efficiency at their site.

Banner sensors, safety equipment, LED lights and indicators, and wireless products improve the efficiency and effectiveness of warehouse equipment and systems and support increased automation. Our products are used for everything from dimensioning packages for storage space optimization to collision avoidance on forklifts, shuttle systems, stacker cranes and overhead crane gantries. Used together, our sensors, indicators and wireless products allow facility managers to remotely monitor the performance and health of equipment throughout a warehouse. To protect personnel from injury or accident, we offer one of the most comprehensive lines of safety equipment in the industry, including light curtains, e-stops, and safety controllers that simplify safety device integration and management.  

Applications

Bin Picking for Order Fulfillment
Bin Picking for Order Fulfillment

In a book packing warehouse, the rack above each carton of books is equipped with a one-piece EZ-LIGHT PVD pick-to-light sensor. A worker fills orders by selecting the quantity of each book specified on the packing slip. To make it easier for the worker to find the cartons from which to pick books, the PVDs above those cartons are illuminated. The PVD detects the workers hand in the carton to verify that the title was picked.

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Barcode Reading
Barcode Reading

The iVu BCR barcode reader scans pallets as they are loaded, identifying that pallets are complete. This ensures that operators know what truck or warehouse location the completed pallet will be directed. After the iVu BCR barcode reader verifies the pallet, the pallet is taken to the warehouse for storage or loading dock for shipment. Banner Engineering’s iVu BCR barcode reader decodes a variety of barcodes, including DataMatrix, Code 128, Code 39, Codabar and many more.

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Depalletizer Guarding with Muting
Depalletizer Guarding with Muting

Banner’s Type 4 EZ-Screen with a muting is ideal for depalletizer stations with robots because the screens ensure safety standards are maintained while allowing for a free flow of pallets, increasing throughput. The muting allows for a pallet skid to be transferred without shutting down the conveyor or robot cell, helping optimize product flow throughout the distribution center. There is a timing function set at a constant speed that allows for a continuous flow of pallets.

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Stacker Crane Positioning
Stacker Crane Positioning

Banner’s time-of-flight LT7 laser sensors provide long-distance ranges up to 250 m with a visible red laser spot for easy alignment. Depending on range needed, a diffuse or retroreflective time-of-flight laser sensor can be used. Retroreflective LT7 laser sensors provide ranges up to 250 m and diffuse LT7 laser sensors provide long-range background suppression up to 10 m.

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Shuttle Tote Positioning
Shuttle Tote Positioning

SB12 positioning sensors are placed on multishuttles in order to confirm that product stays within the safety zone and confirms a product is positioned correctly to avoid hanging off the “safe zone.” SB12 sensors are cost effective and have cross-talk avoidance as well as light immunity, making them ideal for a warehouse environment. The compact size and easy installation makes them easy to place on multishuttle.

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Retrofitting for Pallet Detection
Retrofitting for Pallet Detection

WORLD-BEAM QS18 Universal Voltage sensors are mounted along a conveyor to detect the presence and position of passing paletts. These sensors can be connected to either AC or DC power, allowing them to operate in large conveyor applications already using AC power without requiring a separate power supply. In addition to the universal voltage, this sensor also has a popular 18 mm barrel shape, multiple mounting options, and a rugged IP67 housing to withstand harsh environments. Having multiple power and mounting options in a single sensor allow for a quick and easy retrofit on the line.

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SB12 Series Narrow Beam Plastic Barrel-Mount Sensor
SB12 Series

The SB12 series is small, easy-to-mount opposed mode sensor pairs cost effective for large volume applications.

LE Series 1 m Range Laser Displacement Sensor
LE Series 1 m Range Laser Displacement Sensor

LE's measurement accuracy, ready to measure distances of 100 to 1000 mm, is suitable for controlling, sorting, and inspection tasks in quality control.

LT3 Series 50 m Range Time-of-Flight Laser Sensor
LT3 Series 50 m Range Time-of-Flight Laser Sensor

Advanced time-of-flight laser sensor for precise long distance gauging up to 50 m, depending on model. Also ideal for detecting angled targets.

EZ-Array Series Measuring Light Curtain
EZ-Array Series Measuring Light Curtain

EZ-ARRAY light screens excel at high-speed, precise process monitoring and inspection, profiling and web-guiding applications with simple installation.

iVu BCR
iVu BCR

The iVu BCR offers advanced bar code reading capabilities for advanced traceability in a compact, rugged package with either an integrated touch screen or remote touch screen for easy setup and monitoring.

Expandable Safety Controller: XS26 Series
Expandable Safety Controller: XS26 Series

With the option to add up to eight I/O expansion modules, the XS26-2 expandable safety controller has the capacity to adapt to a variety of machines, including large scale machines with multiple processes. Program in minutes with easy-to-use configuration software.

14 & 30 mm Resolution Safety Light Curtains
14 & 30 mm Resolution Safety Light Curtains

Safety light screens protect personnel from injury and machines from damage by guarding points of operation, access, areas and perimeters.

Safety Laser Scanners: AG4 Series
Safety Laser Scanners: AG4 Series

Banner Engineerings AG4 Series Laser Scanners are two-dimensional safety laser scanners that effectively protect personnel, stationary and mobile systems within a user designated area, and help with access protection for AGS gates on a robot cell.

TCNM Series Laser Barcode Scanner
TCNM Series Laser Barcode Scanner

Able to decode over a dozen common linear barcode symbols, the TCNM barcode scanner provides fast read rates, wide depth of field, & high resolution.

QS18 Series All Purpose Photoelectric Sensor
QS18 Series

All purpose photoelectric sensor with universal housing design and 18 mm threaded barrel is an ideal replacement for hundreds of other sensor styles.